Issue: H.R. 1473, Department of Defense and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act of 2011.
Result: Passed in House 260 to 167, 6 not voting. Became Public Law 112-10 (signed by the President 4-15-11). Republicans scored.
Bill Summary: This Boehner-Obama compromise continues appropriations through September 30, 2011 at almost the same level (a mere $38 billion cut) as fiscal year 2010.
Analysis: Representatives need to play hardball in their own House and with the other branches in curtailing massive unconstitutional spending. Extending the current spending level with only minor cuts is unsupportable, as there is no serious movement to curtail unconstitutional spending in the works.
We have assigned (good vote) to the Nays and (bad vote) to the Yeas. (P = voted present; ? = not voting; blank = not listed on roll call.)